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Our Days Available calendars are updated every morning. Please check our main website (links are above the 'Photos' section below) for more details and images of our three beautiful and unique vacation rentals.
Remote Wilderness Casita is located within the only twenty mile long gated box canyon in the Chama Wilderness. The rental includes one large room with kitchen, dining area, and queen size bed. There is a large covered porch with two twin beds, BBQ, table, chairs.
The rental is located on the site of an early 1900s homestead and is one of three vacation rentals we have in the canyon, with Ranch Wilderness Casita and Anasazi Wilderness Glamping Cabin.
Gallina Canyon Ranch has been featured in many national and regional magazines, including New Mexico magazine, The Santa Fean, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, and Martha Stewart Living.
o) We provide fresh drinking water from our spring: two 5-gallon containers. There is also fresh rain water in the 1,600 gallon cistern.
o) A picturesque kitchen and dining area.
o) A three-burner propane stove.
o) A medium size refrigerator - freezer that makes ice.
o) Dish soap and paper towels.
o) French coffee press.
o) Kerosene lamp.
o) A large outside deck.
o) An outdoor wood-burning stove with firewood.
o) A propane barbecue grill.
o) A 4-gallon solar shower bag, liquid bath soap.
o) An outhouse, with toilet paper.
o) When available, we will provide eggs and produce from our garden.
o) 20 miles of peace, quiet, and privacy.
o) Technology-free vacation.
o) Perfect for writers, photographers, artists, and people who want to 'get away from the world for awhile.'
o) Ideal for hiking enthusiasts at all levels.
Due to the 14 crossings of Rio Gallina required to get to Remote Casita, we take all visitors regardless of what type of vehicle they have, and their provisions in our truck. We will return you to the main ranch and your vehicle at the end of your stay.
Remote Casita Policies:
o) We require a signed waiver from each person when you arrive. Please read the waiver before booking the rental. Link to our main web site is below.
o) Camp fires and smoking are prohibited in the canyon due to the extreme fire risk.
o) No hunting.
o) Dogs are not allowed on the bed. Please let us know before you arrive that you are bringing a dog.
o) Please fry food outside only.
o) If possible, please arrive by 1:00 PM. Do not arrive after 5:00 PM.
o) Check-out time is 11 AM.
o) This is a hard-working cattle ranch. You may encounter cows, calves and horses, chickens and wild turkeys, elk and deer during your stay; they will peacefully ignore you if you peacefully ignore them.
o) The kitchen contains salt, pepper, sugar, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, tea, and various seasonings. Prior to your arrival you will wish to shop for all of your food, drink, and snacks for your entire stay.
o) You might wish to bring water shoes. It is possible for Rio Gallina to flash flood: do not attempt to cross in times of flooding.
o) You may wish to bring slippers to wear inside Remote Casita, as the floor is tiled.
o) More pictures of Gallina Canyon Ranch are available on our More Images web page.
Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates. Our cancellation policy: More than 60 days prior to check in: 100% refund. 60 days to 30: 100% minus $25 cancel fee. Less than 30 days of check in: no refund. Guests may change the reserve dates 60 days or more prior to check in.
Elizabeth is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area. Andrew is from Grand Rapids Michigan. In 1977 we bought the homestead complete with cows. We grew specialty organic produce for restaurants in Santa Fe, Taos, and Albuquerque for fifteen years.
David is from the Los Angeles area. He came to the ranch in 2002. He is our caretaker, and webmaster.
The ranch is featured in many magazines, such as Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Sunset, Gourmet, Saveur, Country Home, Bon Appetit, Wine Spectator, Horticulture, Countryside, Country Living Gardener, Santa Fe Wine and Chile Fiesta, Rocky Mountain Gardening, New Mexico, The Santa Fean, Santa Fe Reporter, The Good Cook, Exotic Beans, Southwest Passages, Fine Cooking, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and New York Times.
One of us will check you in and out. If you need anything during your stay, feel free to ask any one of us.
Elizabeth purchased this cabin in 1977
The geology of Gallina Canyon is similar to Bryce National Park and Sedona AZ.
Gallina Canyon is one of those "thin places" where all your false selves get stripped away and you recover what is truly authentic in yourself. The canyon offers:
magic (the song of elk bellowing their way up the stream at sunset and dropping an antler at river's bend);
wonder (a little arroyo opens into a large, cavernous space with purple walls and quartz growing out of the center);
mystery (a vortex of energy near some ancient kivas, unseen in spite of many searchings);
joy (ravens circling each other high overhead in a ritual of airborne mating);
surprise (a dandelion appears overnight after snow in the center of a cow pie);
danger (a violent thunderstorm explodes the middle of the night with lightening);
security (a fire in the woodstove cackles "All is well!" in spite of the wind buffeting the cabin), and;
the gift of time (the presence of the ancients who lived there centuries ago melds into pure leisure, reminding me that there is no more important work right now than being still and watching the light change over the sage bushes).
During my three week silence there, my old dog came into his second puppyhood, and I also became new. There we had everything we needed, and nothing was wasted. To those considering a sojourn there: Beware! You will be drawn into deep adventure!
There is a cattle trail that climbs 1,500 feet up to 8,000 foot Golondrino Mesa; this all-day hike is the trail that we use to move our cattle herd to their summer home up to the mesa. This hike is recommended for experienced hikers. There is a laminated topographic map of the canyon at this Casita.
Rio Gallina is spring-fed and offers many bank-side locations for picnicking. The river is seasonal, with dry spots and wet spots throughout the canyon.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Notes||Please check our availability calendar before emailing. Tax is included in the rates.|
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